Daily Archives: September 15, 2008

Church’s role isn’t to be ‘party boss,’ telling people how to vote, says bishop

“When church leaders speak on issues such as immigration, poverty, health care, abortion, war or embryonic stem-cell research, we are not telling people how to vote,” writes Miami Archbishop John C. Favalora. “We are reminding them of the moral teachings … Continue reading

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In France, Pope Benedict shows the many dimensions of his ministry

(Cross-posted from Catholic News Service) By John Thavis Catholic News Service LOURDES, France (CNS) — Being pope is not a one-dimensional job, a fact that was clearly evident during Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to France. Arriving in Paris Sept. … Continue reading

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Many countries represented, but one church revealed

Whenever I have attended work-related educational seminars in the past, I’ve always been blessed with the added bonus of meeting others with diverse backgrounds. The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Benedict XVI, held Sept. 8-14 at … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities USA’s annual gathering will keep poverty in forefront

Poverty grew in the U.S. in 2007, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics as reported in our story last month. The data show that 12.5 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2007. That’s a slight increase from 2006. Since 2002, … Continue reading

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